Palatine marathoner Joseph D'Amico is putting his money where his mouth is. Now 19 days into a 30-day challenge leading up the March 20 Los Angeles Marathon, and his mouth will be stuffed with McDonald's.
D'Amico upped the ante last week, announcing that for each Facebook fan he acquires on his McRunner page, he'll donate $1 to Ronald McDonald House Charities. This week, his father Joe D'Amico agreed to match McRunner's donation.
With 475 fans, the McRunner Facebook page has boosted his total funds raised to $1,364. He hopes to hit $5,000.
According to his food "McTracker" on his blog, in the course of 252 miles run, McRunner has paid 57 visits to 19 unique McDonald's , with meals broken down as follows:
Angus Burgers: 1
Chocolate Milk: 7
Fruit & Walnut Salads: 8
But some McDonald's fans might notice there's one item missing: the McRib. There's a reason for that, McRunner writes:
This is a very delicate subject in my house. After reading a story about how the McRib is served 365 days a year in Germany, I wanted to book a ticket. I immediately told Mrs. McRunner about the plan. Let’s just say things came down to, “It’s me or the McRib.” McRib count still zero.